The silent killer!

You may be totally unaware that you need an urgent root canal treatment… Root canal treatment is carried out when the nerve inside a tooth is either inflamed or dead. The nerve may become inflamed or may die if there is significant decay in a tooth, if there is a large restoration (filling or crown), or if the tooth has been subjected to trauma.

The inflamed nerve may cause toothache or remain pain-free, in which case you would not know about it. When the nerve dies, the space it inhabits (the root canal) rapidly becomes infected with bacteria. This may cause pain and swelling in the supporting tissues (abscess), or the tooth may remain symptom-free. This is why regular check-ups are necessary to prevent this costly problem from occurring.

If you have been advised by a dentists that you need a root canal, you are in bad pain or there is pain and swelling around a tooth we advise you see Bay Dental And Orthodontics without delay. The longer you wait the more likely an extensive and costly surgical procedure may be needed. Don’t neglect the health of your teeth and mouth!

Contact us today to request additional information about root canal treatment or to make an appointment.